I came across the awesome pencil skills of Dilly a few years ago while photographing him for my skater project. We recently commissioned him to work his magic in a portrait of my partner Andy, and he didn’t disappoint. The final image is hyper-real and unsettling in its likeness to the subject.
As a student in London, I spent many hours at the British Film Institute dreaming of life as a cinematographer, before the red light of the college darkrooms seemed like a more inviting way to spend my days. Nothing compared to watching old movies on the big screen of the BFI.
My love of otherworldly woodland spaces and wallpaper have at last been realised in the creation entitled Carpathes by Minakani walls, the creation of Cécile Figuette and Frédéric Bonnin. The muddy jewel tones and dark foreboding make me want to wallpaper every crevice in this beautiful print. Their creative skills do not stop there, satisfying a need for birds, clouds and lightening bolts. Now all I need is a leather club chair, a roaring fire and a copy of The Raven to make the dream complete.
While working on my Skater photography project, I was excited to meet so many female skaters of all ages sharing the same obsession as the guys in a sport which is still very male dominated when it comes to funding and sponsorship. Amelia Brodka, a Polish born documentary filmmaker, highlights this imbalance in her latest […]
Many illustrators and photographers have dabbled in the fusion of animal heads and human body parts, but Laura McKellar, a Melbourne-based illustrator, does it with a beauty and wit that makes her a standout. Her commitment to illustration seems effortless as she takes on a range of commissioned and personal projects, each revealing her distinctive style. Her hybrid birds and animals bypass the cutesy and appear in their new forms, as if a spell had been cast upon them.
After three years of traveling and shooting skaters at parks, sidewalks and on the streets, the Skater: Portraits by Nikki Toole show is on now at The National Portrait Gallery of Australia, running until May 2. It will then move onto Geelong Gallery for three months in July and tour around Australia after that.